i know, they've been doing that since the beginning. I really came to appreciate the stock badge tho, even if it isn't as obvious as the others. i don't like the way the others look on this tank. I think the designer knew what he was doing, at least for my tastes. The only way i might consider changing it would be for a decal. I like the way that looks more than a metal badge, tho i'd have to see it on mine to know if i'd like it. they seem to look best on black tanks with a gold outlined decal.